President Biden Absent During First Day of Son’s Trial

( – President Joe Biden was nowhere to be found during the first day of First Son Hunter Biden’s trial over gun and tax charges on Monday, June 3rd. First Lady Jill Biden made an appearance at the Delaware courthouse where the trial is being held in Wilmington. President Biden was in Wilmington, according to his schedule, and stayed at his local residence Sunday evening before the trial began.

Hunter Biden was spotted in the White House on Friday, and it was clearly a family affair as they all traveled together over the weekend. Jill Biden’s 73rd birthday was also on Monday. President Joe Biden wasn’t expected to attend the trial and likely avoided it over political concerns. Joe Biden has repeatedly said that he’s proud of Hunter Biden for facing down his addiction issues and getting help.

Ashley Biden, Hunter’s sister, was also spotted entering the courthouse on Monday. Ashely Biden’s diary became a controversial media centerpiece after leaked images of the pages seemed to suggest she believed her father had molested her. The diary also detailed showers with dad many found to be distressing.

Hunter Biden, 54, is facing allegations he lied on a federal form when he purchased a firearm in 2018. At the time he was heavily using drugs and perjured himself when he signed the form, suggesting he wasn’t currently using illegal drugs. Hunter Biden’s 2021 memoir clearly lays out that he had an intense crack cocaine addiction at the time.

Hunter Biden has also been a central figure in claims that he’s acted as a proxy for his family’s brand, taking money in exchange for access to his father. Republicans in Congress have detailed hundreds of pieces of evidence showing the Biden family receiving laundered funds frequently received by Hunter Biden’s business accounts before the funds are transferred into the personal accounts of Biden family members.

Hunter Biden’s trial follows that of former President Donald Trump. Trump was recently convicted in contested New York proceedings for falsifying business records, though the outcome is hotly contested by legal scholars with many expecting the verdict to be overturned on appeal.

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